Principal Engineer

  1. Oil & gas

Principal Engineer:

Education: B.Tech/B.E. - Instrumentation

Experience: 15-20 years of basic and detail engineering experience in Upstream Oil & Gas, Refinery, & Petrochemical industry

Candidates having experience in Engineering office of Reputed Consulting Engineering Companies preferably in the field of Refinery, Petrochemicals, Chemicals, Fertilizers, Oil & Gas will be preferred

Job Knowledge:

  • International Codes & Standards and Best Engineering Practices that apply to Automation
  • Quality management system and procedures
  • Project management and control procedures
  • Automation work flow and interdisciplinary co-ordination
  • Project Automation Deliverables
  • Project Risk Assessment
  • Adherence to HSE norms
  • Proficiency in understanding of P&IDs and Process Control

Work Assignments:

Complete or supervise completion of the following:

  • Review / provide guidance for preparation of all discipline engineering and design deliverables such as instrument index, specifications, datasheets, BOM, location Plan, JB and Cable schedule, 3D model, loop wiring drawings etc
  • Complete or review calculations for: control valves, PSVs, flow meters and thermo wells
  • Provide guidance/work on field instrumentation ( flow, level, pressure, temperature, analyzers), valves ( control, on-off, shutdown, motorized ) and gas chromatograph system
  • Prepare / provide guidance for preparation of control system (BPCS, ESD, F&G etc) design, procurement and implementation
  • Review Instrument hook-up, installation and location design
  • Requisitions for quotation and for purchase
  • Review vendor documents and quotations for compliance with project requirements
  • Participate in project design reviews
  • Prepare with cost/manpower estimates, bid evaluations and project proposals
  • Perform inter-discipline squad checks (esp. piping, model, mechanical equipment and buildings)
  • Review  instrument database content per P&IDs
  • Shop inspections and Control System FAT/SAT
  • Site surveys
  • Attend risk management meetings (eg HAZOP and SIL)
  • Perform technical audits and quality reviews
  • Site pre-commissioning activities and engineering support

Software Tools:

  • Smart plant Instrumentation
  • 3D model review
  • Instrucalc, flowel or any other instrument sizing software
  • Microsoft Office Suite


  • Presentation and business communication skill
  • Identify/report technical concerns and solutions in a clear and concise manner
  • Attend project and team meeting
  • Conduct technical training session for team

Core Competencies:

  • Leadership, Decision Making & Delegation
  • Teamwork, Coordination, Planning and Organizing
  • Flexibility / Adaptability
  • Business Acumen, Client Focus
  • Training and Mentoring & Innovation

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